All England Championships: Saina Nehwal sets up quarter-final with Wang Yihan
All England Championships: Saina Nehwal sets up quarter-final with Wang Yihan

Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal saw the singles draw open up for her on Thursday but the Indian must first overturn a Chinese hoodoo in the quarter-finals of the All-England Championships.

Lin Dan reaches last eight at All England Badminton Championships
Lin Dan reaches last eight at All England Badminton Championships

Five times champion Lin Dan of China fought off a tenacious challenge from compatriot Tian Houwei to reach the men's singles last eight at the All England Open Badminton Championships here.

Saina Nehwal eases into All England quarters
Saina Nehwal eases into All England quarters

Third seed Saina Nehwal eased into the women's singles badminton quarterfinals at the All England Championships with a convincing win over South Korean qualifier Kim Hyo Min, here on Thursday.

Jwala-Ashwini pair knocked out of All England Badminton
Jwala-Ashwini pair knocked out of All England Badminton

Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa on Thursday crashed out of the All England Badminton Championships as they suffered straight-game defeat at the hands of top seeded Chinese duo of Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei in the second round here.

Lin Dan advances to second round at All England Open Badminton Championships
Lin Dan advances to second round at All England Open Badminton Championships

Five-time champion Lin Dan beat Wei Nan 21-14, 12-21, 21-16 to reach the last 16 of the All England Open Badminton Championships here.

Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy win at All England C'ship
Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy win at All England C'ship

Seasoned Indian ace Saina Nehwal and the fast-rising H S Prannoy notched up contrasting wins in the women's and men's singles competition respectively to reach the All England badminton championships' second round at Barclaycard Arena here.

China's Chen Long avoids shock exit, Lin Dan struggles through
China's Chen Long avoids shock exit, Lin Dan struggles through

World champion Chen Long avoided a potential first-round exit at the All-England Championships on Wednesday and blamed an uncomfortable pillow for a sluggish start to his campaign.

Manu-Sumeeth, Jwala-Ashwini enter second round at All England
Manu-Sumeeth, Jwala-Ashwini enter second round at All England

Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy scored an upset win, while women's doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa registering a hard-fought victory to progress to the second round of the All England Open badminton championships, here on Wednesday.

Sport lacks future 'star', says Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat
Sport lacks future 'star', says Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat

A stark warning about the future direction of the men`s game was issued on Tuesday by two of badminton’s recent greats on the eve of the All-England Championships.

Jayaram, Pawar progress in All England Badminton Championship qualifying
Jayaram, Pawar progress in All England Badminton Championship qualifying

India's Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar registered straight game wins to progress to the second round of the men's singles qualifying round of the prestigious All England Championship badminton tournament, here on Tuesday.

Lin Dan still the best, says Peter Gade
Lin Dan still the best, says Peter Gade

Lin Dan`s return to the All-England Open for the first time in three years on Wednesday should show, despite his spasmodic appearances these days, that he is still the world`s best player.

Returning Lin Dan chases sixth All-England title
Returning Lin Dan chases sixth All-England title

Double Olympic champion Lin Dan will launch his bid to become the fourth male singles player to win six All-England badminton titles when the sport`s oldest tournament begins on Wednesday.

Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap chase 'dream' All England championship title
Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap chase 'dream' All England championship title

 After a win early in the season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap will now look to chase their dream at the prestigious All England Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.

Ashwini Ponnappa-Vladimir Ivanov knocked out of German Open
Ashwini Ponnappa-Vladimir Ivanov knocked out of German Open

Indian badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa, partnering Russian Vladimir Ivanov, was knocked out of the mixed doubles pre quarter-finals at the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold here Thursday.

Ashwini Ponappa's mixed doubles campaign ends in German Open
Ashwini Ponappa's mixed doubles campaign ends in German Open

 India's Ashwini Ponnappa and her partner Vladimir Ivanov bowed out of the German Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament following defeat against third seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock, here.

Arvind Bhat, Jwala-Ashwini in German Open pre-quarters
Arvind Bhat, Jwala-Ashwini in German Open pre-quarters

Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat and the doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnapppa and Jwala Gutta entered the pre-quarterfinals of the USD120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold at the RWE-Sporthalle here on Wednesday.

Defending champion Arvind, Ajay in fray at German Open
Defending champion Arvind, Ajay in fray at German Open

A year ago Arvind Bhat had turned back the clock to win the German Open and the senior Indian shuttler will hope to produce another age-defying exploit when he look to defend his title in the Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at Mulheim an der Ruhr, starting on Tuesday.

Parupalli ​Kashyap rises to World No.12
Parupalli ​Kashyap rises to World No.12

Boosted by the title win at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Sunday, Parupalli Kashyap rose three places to be ranked No.12 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.

Critics wrote me off, says India GPG champion P Kashyap
Critics wrote me off, says India GPG champion P Kashyap

 After launching the new season with an emphatic title win at the just-concluded India's top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap said he needed this victory to silent the critics after been "written off".

Syed Modi GP: Saina Nehwal retains crown, P Kashyap wins men's singles title
Syed Modi GP: Saina Nehwal retains crown, P Kashyap wins men's singles title

 Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to defeat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title, while Parupalli Kashyap beat K Srikanth in an all-India final to win men's singles crown of the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Sunday.